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Useful vocabulary for sunny days in Italy
Tuesday, July 30TH, 2013 by Anna De Filippo
Useful vocabulary for sunny days in Italy When going to Italy during the summer, some ‘seasonal’ terms can turn out to be quite useful for those who want to plunge into Italian culture, as well as into the deep blue Italian sea. By doing so, you'll be able to get familiar with local culture through language, and make the most of a lovely holiday. It is unlikely not to find anyone speaking in English in touristic spots, especially if you visit well known locations, nevertheless, learning some new Italian words could always be a good idea to feel part of the place you are visiting. Here is...
How to express opinion
Wednesday, May 01TH, 2013 by gorizia63
How to express opinion, agreement, disagreement, advice and suggestions in Italian   Expressing an opinion, agreeing or not with somebody, giving or asking for advice are all common, everyday actions, which are described in Italian, as in every language, by a special vocabulary. Here are some of the more common.These espressions will help you to enrich your vocabulary and the more you practice them, the better you master them. Ascolta! = Listen! (Imperativo)Capisco....= I understand/ I knowChe cosa vuoi dire? = what do you mean?Bene, vediamo....= Well, let me see....Capisci quello che...
Christmas Vocabulary
Sunday, December 23TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Useful vocabulary for your Christmas holidays: some key words you should know in Italian. If you  have decided to go on holiday to Italy around Christmas time, there are some words you absolutely need to know and recognize. Here is a list of the most common Italian words related to Christmas. Albero di Natale: Christmas tree. The albero di Natale is the most widespread symbol of this holiday all over the world. It is the real essence of Christmas. In Italy people usually  decorate it on the day of the Immacolata, on December the 8th. The most used colors for decorations are usually red and...
English communication in Italy
Wednesday, July 11TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
English communication in Italy Io no speak English is the title of an Italian movie reflecting the conditions of a lot of Italians who can't speak English very well. It is simply a film, but what is the real situation about Italians speaking English? Nowadays English is regarded; in Italy, and worldwide, as the most important language for international communication; that is why Italians try hard to learn it, sometimes with unfortunate results. Some people manage to understand and be understood by English natives, but mistakes and linguistic quid pro quo are always around the corner: if...
Dating conversation
Wednesday, July 11TH, 2012 by gorizia63
Dating conversation During a date is sometimes difficult to start a conversation, as it may require more confidence than usual: if you are out on the town together, it means you probably like each other already, but a good chat may help to get to know each other better. Generally speaking, being at the center of a conversation may be rather uncomfortable: this happens to people who are from the same country, let alone those who are from different ones and do not even speak the same language! It is very important so, if you'd like to play the field while holidaying in Italy, to get to know...
Ordering Pizza
Thursday, May 17TH, 2012 by admin
I think pizza is the most popular dish around the world. Most people think pizza has Italian origins and this is mostly true, but the dish may have some very ancient roots, indeed. The Persians were probably the first to put vegetables on large slices of bread and it appears they introduced the ancient Greeks to the practice . This dish became then popular all over the Mediterranean, but it was only during the nineteenth century that a baker from Naples, Raffaele Esposito,   finally baked what we call pizza today, with tomato sauce. In 1889, on the occasion of the visit of the Royal...
Au-pair dialog In Italian
Wednesday, March 21TH, 2012 by gorizia63
  Au-pair girl dialogSummer is just around the corner and for many young people the  biggest problem is : how to earn money, gather some experience abroad, and learn or improve another language at the same time.Working as an au-pair is the most economical way to live abroad: accommodation and often food will be included in your monthly allowance,you can work as an au-pair both on a long or short term basis and it's the perfect job to take up for the summer or even for your gap year, especially if you'd like to improve a language. The following dialogue was inspired by a conversation with a...
Italian for cooks
Saturday, February 11TH, 2012 by admin
Learning how to cook isn't too difficult! I noticed recently a bunch of cusine programmes on TV. At any hour of the day you can learn new recipes, new foods and above all master chef teach you how to cook. They are very popular and people love them, because they find challenging to cook delicious food. As you know, Italian cousine is very apreciated around the world and everyone are curious about recipes and the popularity of delicious dishes has made known Italian dishes worldwide. Cooking food at home is one of the best way to eat without " breaking the bank", although the most of...
Il comportamento cortese, la sua mancanza o le giustificazioni possono essere espressi con il linguaggio. Solitamente durante la conversazione affrontiamo diverse forme di saluto, quelle di congedo oppure certi modi che rivelano i rapporti fra gli interlocutori e possibilmente anche la cortesia. Le giustificazioni invece nascono dall'esigenza di chiarire il proprio comportamento, anche qui bisogna non esagerare per non finire nell'umiliazione di se stessi. Da qui nasce l'esigenza di usare differenti forme di cortesia a seconda con chi parliamo; per esempio con un estraneo, un'autorità, un...
Dialogue: How to Buy Clothes in Italy
Wednesday, November 16TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
Dialogue: How to Buy Clothes in Italy When you are in Italy you will find many different types of shops, in fact great shopping is one of the many things that Italy is famous for. There are two main types of shops selling clothes in Italy, big stores and small or "medium" shops. Big stores are usually situated in shopping malls and they are normally chains of foreign brands like H&M, Zara and Berska. Department stores also count among the big stores. Of course, big cities in Italy are also full of designer boutiques and there are also many outlets to be found across the country....

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